There are so many flowers in the side garden that the surrounding fields and trees provides a restful backdrop for all of the color. But even these big trees are blooming! Usually you don't notice tulip poplar flowers until they start to drop onto the ground, prompting you to look up, but as these trees are on a rise the flowers are more apparent. The trees are at the edge of the neighbor's pasture, opposite the horses' paddock and visible from the kitchen window.
The flowers are beautiful if you take the time to look at them. I especially appreciate them since they're the only tulip flower on the farm. Tulips would take a lot of effort to grow here. The voles are having a party in the garden and all the cats do is lounge on the couch and beg for food. lol However, there are a lot of snakes around... useful as well as beautiful creatures. (I love my cats but they don't find it necessary to earn their keep, especially not in the recent heat.)
There's also a stand of tulip poplars between our house and neighborhood and along the edge of the woods down to the floodplain. There's some in the floodplain too, but there they are mostly replaced by red maples, sweetgums and loblolly pines.